Convention on Biological Diversity

Biodiversity overview Inventories of faunal diversity in India are being progressively updated and analysed with several new discoveries. So far, nearly 91,212 of faunal species, 7.43 per cent of the world’s faunal species, have been recorded in the country. India has 413 globally threatened faunal species, which is approximately 4.9 per cent of the world’s […]

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Sustainably using Biodiversity

Habitat fragmentation and reduced genetic diversity Over a billion people, their need for food, fibre, shelter, fuel and fodder and an urge for economic development exerts an inexplicable burden on India’s natural resources. With half of the total land under agriculture and approximately 23 per cent under forests, the protection of diverse habitats poses a […]

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